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Is patriotism a good thing?

Yes

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Patriotism causes respect for one?s country.
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Patriotism encourages sacrifice to make the country better.
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Patriotism unifies citizens of a country.
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A patriot will not hurt his/her country.
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No

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Patriotism encourages a ?we?re better than you? mentality.
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Patriotism can cause a rift between different countries.
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Patriots often justify or ignore bad things their country does.
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Patriotism encourages blind obedience or action, like unjustified war.
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Patriotism means hating on other countries.
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